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Satellite Name: Rascom 1R (RASCOM-QAF 1R)
Status: active
Position: 3° E (2.8° E)
NORAD: 36831
Cospar number: 2010-037B
Operator: RascomStar-QAF
Launch date: 4-Aug-2010
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 3050
Dry mass (kg): 1390
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Model (bus): Spacebus-4000B3
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
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Details:
12 Ku-band transponders, 8 C-band transponders to provide fixed voice, data telecommunications and Internet access as well as broadcasting satellite services to the whole African continent, although its footprint extends beyond Africa to include part of Europe and of the Middle East.
Beams:Charts: list
Rascom 1R at 3° E downlink C-band Continental beam coverage map
 
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